Do you have First-aid training?

17
Jun

Do you have First-aid training?

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Do you have First-Aid training?

If not, or if it’s not updated, do it!

After a pretty wild day at school, I was driving home with the intent of relaxing when I got back to my place. I was about one mile outside of Salisbury on the Riverview side when I started following a grey car. All of a sudden, the car started to veer of to the other lane. I laid on the horn to try to get her attention, but she careened right into the ditch. The car hit the culvert and went airborne, landing on top of a driveway.

I immediately pulled over and ran over to the car to see if the lady was alright. I was expecting a bad scene based on the speed she hit the culvert. I was surprised to see that she was conscious.

It’s been a little while since taking my first aid training, but everything just clicked. I checked the scene for dangers like leaking gas. The car was still running and in gear, so I turned the car off and put it in park.

She was talking, so her airway was fine. I noticed her arm had a cut and it looked like her arm was broken. Another bystander got her to apply pressure while I called 911.

I stayed with the lady until the ambulance arrived on the scene. They asked if I had any training. I said yes, how can I help? They got me to support her neck with the brace until the firemen arrived. She was complaining about lower back pain, so they needed to treat her for spinal injuries. I also helped getting her onto the spinal board.

Anyway, she should be fine. The emergency crew did an outstanding job!

The moral of the story…you never know when you’ll be in a situation that requires you to use first-aid. Get certified, get updated. If enough people are interested, I can have someone come in and offer a course for us. Let me know.

13 Responses

  1. Pierre

    That’s an adventure Kevin!!

    I had my First-aid training back in February…but I don’t know if I would be able to remember what to do in a case like that.

    Good job!!

  2. Rob

    What you did took real guts, way to react and make a difference. BTW, nice initiative to host a First Aid course. Coincidently I’m recertifying my FA tomorrow and Friday. Have a good workout tonight 🙂

  3. Lance

    Looks like im gunna have to cancel for today….again because im sick was hoping id be better by now but guess not. Sorry for all the cancelations lately. Have fun with the workout

  4. MC

    Good job Kevin!! I think First Aid is something everyone should have!! Like you said, you never know when you going to need it!!

  5. janine- crossfit bathurst

    Nice work Kevin!
    You gave me a flash back on my own accident a while back. I also had someone who took the course take care of me. Like you, she came over to me right away, sat me down, put the pressure on the major cut on my head. I was probably in a shock and wouldn’t have done that if it weren’t from her. I had another guy who assisted the paramedics putting the neck brace and all that crap. So yeah, looking at it from the other angle, I was glad there was someone to reassure me and who knew how to handle the situation.

  6. Sean

    great job Kevin , that is the great thing about us Canadians we helpout others when possible ….some folks would just sit in their cars and watch

    :oI

  7. MC

    I played my first Volley ball game in at least a year!! We won both game!! Almost got the rain though!! Hope you guys and gals had fun with the snatches!! 🙂

  8. Heather (Mum)

    CFWU X 1
    Bergener Or something like that x 2

    Clean power snatches 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 50

    Tabata Squats – Only made a score of 6. Wow that is hard. Would have gone higher but I was laughing too much.

  9. pierre83

    Burgener warm-up X 2

    Hang Power Snatch–> 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
    45-65-75-85-95-100-105-115-120(PR…since I never did that before)

    Tabata Bottom to Bottom—> 9

    My legs were sore from the last 2 weeks…now it will be even worst tomorrow.
    Can’t wait for that week of vacation in 1 week!!!

  10. Kevin

    Spent my day with a bus load of Gr8 kids. What a day!

    Power snatches tonight.

    45,65,75,85,95,105,115,125,135,140(F)

    Beat my PR by 20#!!

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